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-founder of the political economy research institute at umass, a very important research institute backed does excellent academic scholarship with a public purpose. bob's books include a number of looks, contours of descent on the u.s. economy and in 2003, two books on the living wage, 1998 book of the living wage, building a fair economy and a reasonably measure of fairness, the economics of the living wage and his most recent book is the topic for tonight, "back to full employment." i just want to add that bob's work on the living wage has been very very important. he has been probably the leading researcher on this important issue. has written numerous papers and reports in addition to his books and has traveled to cities across the country to speak about the living wage and has testified before many city councils who were considering a living wage proposal and i think this is a really important contribution and i just want to acknowledged that. bob's recent work is focused on the green economy and the achievement of the twin goals of sustainable energy and full employment. there are numbers of repor
economy were 1.4 million net jobs were added during his time in office. they are there issues. stemming the cost of health care come improving for accountability, school choice in the sanctuary this morning addressing the vital issues involving immigration that affect all of us. these are all issues addressed by ronald reagan years ago that continue to resonate as important topics in our lives. once in which governor bush has demonstrated much-needed leadership today. for these and many other reasons jeb bush stands as the only republican governor in the history of the state of florida to be realized into office. he hails from a family that has gone out of their way to extend one can support to mrs. reagan and all of us at the reagan library for years. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming governor jeb bush. [applause] >> thank you, kindly. really honored to be here. >> thank you so much. it is an incredible honor to be in this beautiful place. i am just in all of which you have all done here, truly a privilege not to be here. i thought it would start my remarks by giving yo
is the security industry as a more efficient supplier of funds to the real economy than banks. it's simply less costly to sell bonds, notes and commercial paper to investors and to borrow from a bank. the mid-1980s intermediating transactions, the security industry has supplied 15 times more financing to the real economy and banking and has done so without government regulation. when the financial crisis came, lipid regulated investment aches like bear stearns, lehman brothers and merrill lynch did no worse than heavily regulated fdic insured commercial banks like waconia, washington mutual and indie mac. it's hard to see more and tighter regulation is the end there. what we are watching the name of prudential regulation is the government squeezing the life out of the banking industry through the interstate commerce commission gradually squeezed the life out of the railroads. if we let the government insurance provide regulation to the security business for some regulators have now proposed will pay a heavy price in lost economic growth. finally, it even natural supporters of free-market and me
's state of florida is similar philosophy and economic or grams created a thriving state economy for 1.4 million new net jobs were added during his time in office. there are other fundamental report issues where the two men match. suspending the rising cost of health care improving education through accountability and school choice and as i'm sure we'll hear some more this morning addressing the vital issues involving immigration that affect all of us. these are all issues addressed by ronald reagan years ago that continue to resonate on these important topics in our lives. ones in which governor bush has demonstrated much-needed leadership today. it is for these and many other reasons that jeb bush stands as the only republican governor in the history of the state of florida to be reelected to office. he hails from a family that has gone out of their way to extend more support to all of us at the reagan library over the years. let us extend that warmth and ladies and gentlemen please join me in welcoming governor jeb bush. a pause cut. >> i am truly honored to be here. [applause] d. t
, the board's took over responsibility was that good for the economy? it is one of the reasons i have written the book. we're at a crossroads. it is disgraceful what they have done. i would not settle for a dime. i will not do that. we're in the courts of appeals the highest court in new york of the martin act as currently written and being used is constitutionally proper. it can't be you have to prove we did something wrong, intent. i was so far away from the transaction -- transaction but the justice department looked at me for five years. five years. nothing improper. after that, now you go aig is coasting along on its strengths but all of the risk management controls disassembled. we had an enterprise risk-management system and it has been claimed aig had so many different companies have could anybody manage it? diversification is not bad but it is a proper strategy for a company. we had geographical and business interests so if one thing goes wrong the others carry it to and for decades to claim that diversification to become a simple insurance company company, will get their records. te
affecting the british economy since the end of the first world war. they concluded the rational science and society. scientists have far more than any other segment of society. so sooner than most are very aware of nazi germany, beginning with the persecution and dismissal of all scientists. he was involved with many scientists during this time and finding positions for refugees in universities in america. but i think it was far less important than the brilliance, commitment, and pretty fearless. the scientists would who would be involved in this effort, including this year, physics and medicine and what they fundamentally showed is that even in something as uncertain and tradition bound as a scientific thinking it was crucial, the official history of this to the war effort as observed that there was a fundamentally romantic conception of this. even magical thinking. >> there were generals but failed to produce any operational research comparable to the allied development. if they had, they probably would have won the submarine campaign and the war. thank you very much. thank you for co
dire longworth house office building.6%, one in 15. and the economy has changed since the 1930s but unions have not. unions don't see it that way. unions see them offer a product that is perfectly fine and the only problem is employees and lawyers aren't buying it. and to reverse its decline, not to design their offerings are making in members of more relevant to the twenty-first century workers but by making the difficult for employees and employers to define their services. this is what we have seen with the national labor relations board. and in less than three weeks forcing workers to decide in as little as 18 days. and allow them to form unions for their supporters, employees who do not decide to unionize to the side of their workplace will get unionized. not just at the board level. and organizing campaigns and unions are moving more and more towards direction to pressure an employer to accept union organizing rather than persuade union employees that a union is in their best interests and that is not just me saying that. that is the words of union organizers. consider the
comes in with a 70% approval rating in the the worst economy since the great depression. three and a half weeks into his presidency he has his economic stimulus plan. now you can argue and i think that we would that is a plan largely hatched in the democratic rooms but it also had more than a third of almost 40% of tax cuts. and the single largest tax cut was the extension of the alternative minimum tax which came from chuck grassley who voted against the plan. three and a half weeks and not a single republican in the house votes for it and three in the senate not including those that had most of their amendments at it and then we move on from there to not a single one voting for any significant initiative. that to me represents a difference. and a difference would suggest a willingness to find out how you can solve some problems even if there are other places you want to stop. a contrast between where the parties are now so there are no angels here but we really do have one party that is not that far from the midfield area although it has moved and the other party is behind it
this is a socialist radical idea, it will ruin the economy. so it still considered a radical idea, but it was nevertheless now law. about a year ago a poll was done of tea party members, and asked them a lot of questions about their views, about many things. and one of them was how they felt about social security. and about 70% of all the tea party members that they pulled said that congress and business committee should not mess with social security. they thought social security was sacrosanct. so how did this idea of social security go from being this socialist radical idea 100 you to g go to something that today, even right wing tea party members feel is so embedded in our society as part of our mainstream that it shouldn't be messed with? it doesn't mean that the art of some conservatives as people want to reduce social study benefits but almost all americans agree that social security is something that we need. so when i was in milwaukee, i thought everybody in milwaukee is going to know who victor berger was because you such a remarkable public figure. so as people in the au
of raising lincoln steffens. he writes, brush it is the world's first socialist economy in action and it works, exclamation point. it is a remarkable document. i have no idea but plan to do, but certainly nobody had seen it at the time. how did weight reconcile his views? he struggled mightily to reconcile his beliefs on the one hand and a dollar sent to local free trade architecture with disbelief on the other end of soviet socialist economic model that really had no use for it. he could never reconcile the two. he was solicitous of the soviet bretton woods who were enormously objected, but no soviet monetary thing came to speak out. but you might wonder why today stayed at the european who runs the imf and not an american, whereas the imf was clearly more important to the 90s states. president truman had intended to nominate way to be the first managing director in january january 1946. right before he did so, he received a long memorandum from jay edgar hoover is saying don't even think about it. i've got credible witnesses and information that will collaborate my allegations w
the demographic pyramid to make our entitlement system secure and jump-start our economy in a way that will create an uplifting of our hopes and dreams, but also directly impact, immediately impact economic growth. >> u.s. economic growth and immigration policy. former florida governor jeb bush on immigration wars tonight at 8:15 eastern. part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >> we have allowed a human rights nightmare to occur on our watch. in the years since dr. king's death, a vast new system of racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and jim crow. a system of mass incarceration that no doubt has dr. king turning in his grave today. the mass incarceration of poor people of color in the united states is tantamount to a new caste-like system, one that shuttles our young people from decrepit, underfunded schools to brand new, high-tech prisons. it is a system that locks poor people, overwhelmingly poor people of color, into a permanent second class status nearly as effectively as earlier systems of racial and social control once did. it is, in my view, the moral equivalen
of steely precision and economy until he gets to the theological part where it becomes a little more -- [inaudible] that he must have done the sort of whispering, you know, sort of -- which, of course, would have been inaudible. >> inaudible to anyone. >> what i loved, what i thought daniel did and it was a complete surprise to me, it never would have occurred to me, i was jealous that daniel thought of it. lincoln went to the theater as often as he possibly could, that he would use 19th century stage language, the big sort of rhetorical gestures when he spoke and that i think even daniel does it as somebody who isn't an actor, who's a politician, who isn't doing them with an incredible grace, but with great authority. and i thought that was a sort of new wrinkle into what we know about -- >> it was good because he was so contemporary, he was very spare with his gestures, but that he would suddenly do a grand gesture -- >> right. >> -- and it would look awkward but also dramatic. so with -- i'm going to cover your face for a second. with malice toward none and charity for all rings v
will rebuild the spirit to make our entitlement system secure and jumpstart our economy in a way that will create an uplifting of our hopes and dreams and also directly impact and immediately impact economic growth. >> former florida governor jeb bush on immigration warrants. part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. up next, alec foege talks about modern-day thomas edison and ben franklin. his book is "the inventor and the tycoon: a gilded age murder and the birth of moving pictures." this is is about 50 minutes. >> i hope i can live up to the introduction. i would like to say it is such a privilege to give a talk about my book. the westport library has been a real innovator in terms of agreeing it was just sort of a coincidence that brought us together thank you to bill for helping make this all happen. as was mentioned in the introduction, my book is -- it is partially about what is going on in tinkering right now in the contemporary world. but it also touches on history. but more specifically talks about what the ideas behind being a tinkerer on her. and what is it tinkerer? an
that will rebuild the demographic pyramid to make their entitlement system secure and jumpstart our economy in a way that will create an uplifting of our hopes and dreams but also directly impact, immediately impact the economic world. >> u.s. economic growth and immigration policies. former florida governor jeb bush on immigration wars tonight at 8:15 eastern part of booktv this week on on season -- on c-span2. >> 19395 african-americans were arrested at the alexandria city library as they try to obtain a library card. attorney samuel tucker -- which resulted in the creation of a separate library for its black residents. we travel to the traveled to the site of the original sit in and to the place where the black library was built. today is african american history museum and tells the story of samuel tucker and the five people arrested that day for the simple act of trying to get a library card. >> august 21 of 19395 african-american men who were not allowed to use the library came in and each one politely asked for a library card and they were denied. each man tape took up a up a book and sat at
massachusetts sailors. that is, men who were born in economy. and that's exactly what trying to do. and so the crowd rose up. to actually captured his officers. so in a sense they turn around and impressed other british navy officers, held them hostage, took over the town for three days. that governor of massachusetts, william shirley, fled. he went to one of the islands in boston harbor. and the only thing that ended the whole commotion is that noel threatened to fire on the town. if they didn't release his officers. well, at
subject. the issue of impressment was important for the american economy sin is always one of the most unpopular parts of belonging to the empire. one thing we forget us americans today is the american colonists led to be part of the british empire overall, although they do this seven years war in 1763. in that sense, the american revolution was somewhat of an operation. there were various issues that emerged early on and when this impressment. during the american revolutionary era, which was incredibly unpopular in the 1760s and 70s cities to american independence committee appears in the declaration of independence is one of the grievances against george the third. the problem continued during the revolutionary war. various vessels captured by the british. sailors who use easily given a choice. they could join the vessel or go to prisons in england. some ended up serving british naval ships. the american revolution ended in 1783. a decade later the british were in a new war with france. the french revolutionary and is up holding wars. those were his last in 1793 to 1815 and the briti
, realizing that we had become a huge service economy, but, you know, the united states used to be a country that could make things, and did we make anything anymore? i learned in my research, in fact, that the united states still is a huge manufacturer. most of the things that we make are very high-end, you know, electronics items. the difference is, of course, these days we just don't need as many people to make all of those things. but we certainly are still a manufacturing hub and, in fact, there's been a trend even since i started working on the book of a lot of big companies like google and apple trying to manufacture some of their devices on american shores again. so, um, is so that turned out to be a little bit of a misnomer. um, i tried to sort of boil down what tinkering meant in terms of putting the book together but also just to sort of think about whether we as a cup had lost this -- as a country had lost this tinkering spirit or whether it -- whoops, will we go -- or whether it was something that just sort of needed to be refreshed or reawakened. as i mentioned before, tingerri
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